Over the past few years, Taika Waititi has been on a roll. The 2017 film Thor: Ragnarok and the 2019 film Jojo Rabbit were both directed by the actor and filmmaker. The latter even earned him the Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award. Thor: Love and Thunder, the sequel to Ragnarok, marks the director’s comeback to the MCU. Additionally, h is identity as IG-11, the android with a comically rigid manner and an excessively rational presence, is now well known to viewers of the Disney+ series The Mandalorian. Along with acting for the show, Waititi also directed the season 1 finale. Now there are reports that Waititi is coming back to The Mandalorian Season 3. Here are the details:
IG-11 in The Mandalorian Season 1:
In the premiere episode of The Mandalorian Season 1, the titular Mando and IG-11 work together during a fight scene. However, after IG-11 threatens to kill Baby Yoda, also known as “The Child,” it is destroyed. After being reconstructed by Kuiil to defend Mando’s tiny friend, the show’s most mysterious and well-liked character, IG-11 subsequently makes a comeback for the last two episodes of season 1. Finally, when the Mandalorian, alias Din Djarin, eventually takes off his helmet in “Redemption,” IG-11 treats all his serious wounds. This season concludes with IG-11 sacrificing himself to defend Baby Yoda and the others from Stormtroopers.
Taika Waititi returning to The Mandalorian 3?
According to a recent rumour, Taika Waititi will make a comeback to The Mandalorian for its third season on Disney+. He will feature in Season 3 of the Emmy-winning show in an undisclosed role, according to Slash Film. Waititi is also probing other areas of the Star Wars world in addition to the Mandalorian. A Star Wars themed full-length movie with unknown title is presently scheduled for a late 2023 release date. Along with directing this film, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter will draft the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns. There are no plot specifics known yet, but Waititi has said that he wants to employ this movie to reimagine Star Wars, “to take something new and create some new characters and just expand the world”.
The Mandalorian Season 3 is set to premiere on Disney+ in February 2023.